Obituary: Helen Goldman Alperin

Obituary: Helen Goldman Alperin

Helen Goldman Alperin – loving mother, Bubbe, great-grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and prolific artist and crafter – died peacefully surrounded by family after living a full life for nearly 89 years.

Her beloved husband Joe died in 2007 after a wonderful 57 years of marriage.

A native Atlantan and graduate of Girls High School, she was the first in her family to go to college; in fact, her father closed the family grocery store for the only time outside of the Jewish High Holidays to attend her graduation from Agnes Scott College.

She was sisterhood president at Beth El Synagogue, where she and Joe were among the earliest members; a lifetime Hadassah member; and a board member at Ahavath Achim Synagogue. She was able to express her love and pride for Atlanta as a longtime tour guide for Guidelines Atlanta.

She painted china weekly for 20 years, sewed, needlepointed, and continued to knit and crochet for MUST Ministries, Grady Hospital, Chemoflage until the last weeks of her life.

She leaves behind her children and their spouses: Michele Alperin and her husband Steven Sheriff, Harvey Alperin and his wife Mindy, and Cheryl Beer and her husband Bob; grandchildren: Jacob Alperin-Sheriff and his wife Bina, Aliza Alperin-Sheriff, Jamie Lazar and her husband Jeff, Lauren Alperin, and Arielle and David Beer; and great-grandchildren: Nava Alperin-Sheriff and Becker, Remy, and Dustin Lazar; her sister, Sylvia Friedman, and brother-in laws and sister-in-laws, Herbert and Ann Alperin and Martin and Benita Alperin; and many nieces and nephews. Sign online guestbook at

Donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice, The Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice. Graveside services were held Friday, June 3, 2016 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs,  with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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